Cybersecurity News


Almost 2 billion malware installs thwarted by Google Play Protect in 2019

That’s for apps from third-party marketplaces; another 790,000 policy-breaking apps were stopped from reaching Google Play

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13 February 2020

Forget Hacks... Ransomware, Phishing Are Election Year's Real Threats

As we gear up for the voting season, let's put aside any links between foreign interference and voting machine security and focus on the actual risks threatening election security.
13 February 2020

Puerto Rico Gov Hit By $2.6M Phishing Scam

Puerto Rico Gov Hit By $2.6M Phishing Scam A recent phishing scam targeted Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company.
13 February 2020

Critical XSS vulnerability patched in WordPress plugin GDPR Cookie Consent

The plugin is actively installed on over 700,000 websites.
13 February 2020

Google removes 500+ malicious Chrome extensions from the Web Store

A network of malicious Chrome extensions was injecting malicious ads in millions of Chrome installs.
13 February 2020

MIT researchers disclose vulnerabilities in Voatz mobile voting election app

Researchers say Voatz security flaws could allow someone to alter, stop, or expose how an individual user has voted.
13 February 2020

Loda Trojan revitalized with stealthy upgrade, new exploits

The RAT has graduated from infancy and is fast becoming a threat that should be taken seriously.
13 February 2020

Google: Efforts Against Bad Android Apps on Play Store Are Working

Google: Efforts Against Bad Android Apps on Play Store Are Working The tech giant acknowledged some achievements in efforts to bolster mobile app security but recognized more needs to be done.
13 February 2020

Digital addiction: How to get your children off their screens

What are some of the common signs that your child may be a screen addict and what can you do to limit their screen time?

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13 February 2020

Gaza group strikes targets in Palestinian territories in new cyberattack wave

The campaign is focused on cyberespionage and may be politically motivated.
13 February 2020

Third-Party Breaches - and the Number of Records Exposed - Increased Sharply in 2019

Each breach exposed an average of 13 million records, Risk Based Security found.
12 February 2020

Florida county election office hit by ransomware before 2016 presidential election

Ransomware incident was kept secret and never reported, current county election supervisor says.
12 February 2020

Avast Under Investigation by Czech Privacy Agency

The software security maker is suspected of selling data about more than 100 million users to companies including Google, Microsoft, and Home Depot.
12 February 2020

FBI: Business Email Compromise Cost Businesses $1.7B in 2019

BEC attacks comprised nearly half of cybercrime losses last year, which totaled $3.5 billion overall as Internet-enabled crimes ramped up.
12 February 2020

Mozilla Firefox 73 Browser Update Fixes High-Severity RCE Bugs

Mozilla Firefox 73 Browser Update Fixes High-Severity RCE Bugs The release of Firefox 73 fixed high-severity memory safety bugs that could cause arbitrary code execution and missing bounds check that could enable memory corruption.
12 February 2020

Stop Defending Everything

Instead, try prioritizing with the aid of a thorough asset inventory.
12 February 2020

SoundCloud Tackles DoS, Account Takeover Issues

SoundCloud Tackles DoS, Account Takeover Issues Among other issues, the music platform didn't limit the number of login attempts someone could make.
12 February 2020

5G Adoption Should Change How Organizations Approach Security

With 5G adoption, businesses will be able to power more IoT devices and perform tasks more quickly, but there will be security ramifications.
12 February 2020

Chaos & Order: The Keys to Quantum-Proof Encryption

Chaos & Order: The Keys to Quantum-Proof Encryption The implications of chaos form the basis of a new approach to encryption that promises quantum-proof perfect secrecy. But first, your current crypto needs some tidying up.
12 February 2020

Chaos May Be the Key to Quantum-Proof Encryption

Chaos May Be the Key to Quantum-Proof Encryption The implications of chaos form the basis of a new approach to encryption that promises quantum-proof perfect secrecy.
12 February 2020